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Oct 24 2016

This morning, as I was packing my car to come to work, I felt a few drops of water on my arm. I looked up into a clear, blue sky... Maybe it came off the car? I went inside for my goodbyes, came back out, and there it was, a steady drizzle seemingly coming from a cloudless sky.

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Oct 14 2016

Writing business correspondence is an art and, as we all know now, writing political and diplomatic emails, is a hazard.

But let’s stick to what I know about, business mail. I hear a lot of conversations about the end of eMail, the end of print etc. I have to believe that in the next ten years (or even less) we are going to undergo a sea change in how we communicate, both personally and in business.

But we are not there yet, and until then we have to consider the implications of how we put together business correspondence.

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Oct 14 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

Changes to Employment Tax Incentive

Towards the end of September, National Treasury published a second batch of draft amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) for public comment. Included in the proposed changes are extensions to the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) and the Learnership Tax Incentive, which are due to expire on the 31st December and 30th September 2016 respectively.

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Oct 7 2016

Is flexibility now a reality in the workplace? And is it really working? The assumption of control over one’s own time and deliverables does seem to be a great way to work and live, and it appears to be is a high priority for those entering the business world.

Decision makers in business, along with HR managers and recruitment consultants, are very much aware that employers are looking for guidance and ideas as to how to attract and retain, while new recruits are looking for career opportunities that are aligned with their lifestyle choices.

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Sep 16 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

BCom for Payroll Employees

Would you like to study for a BCom, specialising in Payroll Management? Da Vinci Institute is taking registrations for the next group of students to start this 3 year program. For more information, please contact BComPayroll@accsys.co.za.

Equity and Disabilities

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Sep 2 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

Payroll Week

Next week is Payroll Week. What are you doing in your organisation to highlight your career to your colleagues? Please share your ideas and photos with us, by sending them to sapaservices@vdw.co.za.

Strikes and Wage Deals

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Aug 31 2016

It’s becoming easier. Technology enables working from anywhere. Go into any coffee shop and see the number of people working at laptops, holding meetings and sharing cell phone business conversations with the world at large…

But if you work for a corporate and are planning a big career, do the advantages of missing the daily commute and the noise and buzz of open plan space outweigh the disadvantages?

This topic seems a natural follow up to work / home integration.

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Aug 23 2016

Following an extensive shortlisting process Compass has been named as a finalist at the prestigious Payroll World Awards 2016 in the Implementation Project Award category.

Compass specialises in software implementation of people management solutions and is based in Windhoek, Namibia. They are a value added reseller for the Accsys range of products including Payroll, Time & Attendance software and hardware solutions. They also run a full outsourcing payroll bureau.

The winners will be announced on 3 November 2016 at the spectacular Hilton London Bankside venue.

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Aug 23 2016

What is the difference between balance and integration? Well, this is how I interpret them:

Balance is about creating two separate lives, work and play, and ensuring there is time for both

  • Integration is more around creating a situation where the two overlap, and are well aligned, allowing time for both work and play
  • Imbalance is when work and play are constantly encroaching on each other, there is no down time, and whatever you are doing, you feel like you should be doing something else...
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Aug 5 2016

Impossible to arrange? Or a much needed, occasional escape from reality...

Celebrating South African Women’s Month, always make me think about the practicalities and logistics of being a working mother.

I do love travelling, both business and pleasure. I am a B & B fan, and I try and stay in the same ones as often as I can. I have built up great relationships, and am really well looked after. I am also a bit of a security freak, so need to feel safe, years of living behind gates and burglar bars have had their impact.

Teryl @ Work
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